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Is the picturesque lake that has Cradle Mountain in the back ground, part of the Tasmanian World Heritage Wilderness Area in Tasmania.
Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park | Tasmanian World Heritage Wilderness Area, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were extremely lucky with the weather when we did the Dove Lake walk! It was cloudy, no rain & only on occasions we could see the peak! But still - the views were amazing!! This walk was enjoyed by all the family & it's...More

Thank Lauralee M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

From the moment we arrived the scenery was just magical. Our family did this walk in about 3 hours with two young children (6 and 8) with lots of stops to enjoy the falling snow and throw snowballs at each other. I highly reccomend this...More

1  Thank josie v
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved it great walk total experience that I loved it was amazing it is a challenge which was great we did it twice so many walks to do totally recommend it the kids would even love it Even babies but carry them in a pouch...More

Thank ohmygif
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dove Lake Circuit is an easy walk for all ages with minimal change in elevation and mostly uninhibited views of the lake from all directions.There are multiple photo opportunities along the way and if you have energy left over you can walk down sections...More

Thank Bernd R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the Park Shuttle Bus to Dove Lake & commenced the walk going towards the left. We had read many perspectives on which direction to go (right or left), & after having completed the walk, I would also recommend taking left & finishing near...More

Thank timbertoby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Getting to Dove Lake has become problematic as more tourists want to get in. The shuttle buses to & from the lake may run regularly but they often fill quickly. People are asked not to line up at the boom gate to the park and...More

Thank Jinny57
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Omg what can I say, I just had to do the walk and find the old boat shed, use to be a smoker so not sure if it was that or the thin air but had to stop a few times to catch my breath,...More

1  Thank happyfeet481
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most of the literature describes this as an easy walk, and 340 of the 360 degrees of the walk probably is. The other 20 degrees is uphill! Not a challenge to most people but I did a fair bit of huffing and puffing. Our family...More

Thank HighHorse
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing walk in the middle of winter. Did the walk between 10 and 12:30. Amazing reflections in the water. If you can get a clear blue day it is definitely worth the experience. A quite easy walk which takes 2-3 hours.

1  Thank ctravelm
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

We live in Tasmania but rarely visit Cradle Mountain. We went yesterday and the weather was alternating between light snow & wind/sleet plus some intermittent sunshine. With good footwear, warm layers & good wet weather it was an outstanding and memorable walk. We took our...More

1  Thank Naomi W
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21 November 2017|
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Response from peter s | Reviewed this property |
The early part of the walk is relatively easy and would present no problems, however the middle and homeward sections do have some steep sections and a number of stairs. I would not feel comfortable or recommend attempting... More
Karyn R
1 January 2017|
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Response from Jenny B | Reviewed this property |
Hi I would advise getting a National Parks Pass usually valid for 2 months thus giving you entry and free shuttle bus!
27 October 2016|
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Response from Kathleen D | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. I'm sorry I have only just seen your questions. I'm not the person to ask, but we stayed two nights in the Highlander Chalets and did several quick walks in one day in the one National Park.